A7V - Wotan
Tauro 1/35

Marc Flake

Unlike other World War I armor kits, the Tauro A7V has a full interior. Two doors are cast sepertely and can be posed open. Gratings allow light to filter in from above, realistically provding a dimly lit interior. The most tedious parts of the build are also the least visible. Both the tracks and bogies are time-consuming projects. Each link is cast seperately in soft plastic and must be pinned to each other with a small brass rod. And the bogies use real springs for the suspension! The instructions call for a camouflage painting of sand, dark brown and green. However, a picture of "Wotan" in the Schiffer A7V book shows it painted in overall field gray -- the choice I made.